The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) on December 8 approved Botum Sakor Energy Co Ltd’s (BSE’s) more-than-$1 billion 700MW coal-fired power station in Koh Kong province’s southwestern Botum Sakor district.
Based in Thma Sar commune’s Chamlang Ko village, the CDC noted that the facility will provide 360 jobs for locals.
BSE is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Kingdom’s largest conglomerate, Royal Group of Companies Ltd.
“This project will help create jobs and enhance the livelihoods of Cambodians,” the company said, according to the minutes of a July 28 meeting between the Royal Group and 58 families affected by the development.
According to a sub-decree issued on August 6, the government granted 168ha in Botum Sakor National Park in Koh Kong to the Royal Group to build the power station.